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Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher

1930's

Betty Boop: Minnie the Moocher

Minnie the Moocher with Cab Calloway

Minnie the Moocher with Cab Calloway & Betty Boop – 1930’s Starting with a phenomenal live moment where Cab Calloway free-form dances to his orchestra swinging slow & sweet to St. James Infirmary. Then things get rolling. Home life is tough for Betty, so she hits the road with her friend Bimbo. They venture into […]

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Feature Film: Sex Madness

1930's

Feature Film: Sex Madness

Feature Film: Sex Madness - 1938

“This man wants your daughter!” – Sex Madness Sex Madness is director Dwain Esper’s 1938 follow up to his 1936 masterpiece Marihuana. Burlesque show girls and midnight ramblers play Russian roulette with the dangers of Syphilis. From the original movie poster: “Our crowd of boys was out for a good time.” “She sought Big Thrills […]

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Trailer: Marihuana

1930's

Trailer: Marihuana

Trailer: Marihuana - 1930's

  A trailer for a nudie film that masquerades as an anti-‘marihuana’ morality tale. Watch wild & reckless youths lose their souls to the devil’s weed. Watch the movie Marihuana here now for free!  

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Griffith Park Fire Disaster Protest

1930's

Griffith Park Fire Disaster Protest

Newsreel: Griffith Park Fire Disaster Protest - 1933

A newsreel marking the protest over the Griffith Park fire disaster of 1933, where 29 workers were killed while widening roads in Los Angeles. The fire was one of the worst in the city’s history at that time.

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I’ll Be Glad when You’re Dead You Rascal, You

1930's

I’ll Be Glad when You’re Dead You Rascal, You

I'll Be Glad when You're Dead You Rascal, You - 1930's

Max Fleischer paired Betty Boop with viper man Louis Armstrong in the mid 1930’s. In it Fleischer mixes jazz, live action, and animation to create an innovative, dreamlike world. Pops or Satchmo, as he was often called, was a lifelong tea head who enjoyed cannabis not just to unwind, but also smoked gage, as he called it, […]

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The Brown Sisters: Underneath the Harlem Moon

1930

The Brown Sisters: Underneath the Harlem Moon

The Brown Sisters: Underneath the Harlem Moon - 1930's

In this clip, the undocumented Brown sisters sing the number “Underneath the Harlem Moon.” The soulful trio starts the song slow and syncopated. But this gives way to an almost swingy up-tempo rhythm more than worthy of being captured on film.

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Hollywood Extra Girl

1930's

Hollywood Extra Girl

Hollywood Extra Girl - 1935

I need some faces there that can show soul in their eyes. – Cecil B. DeMille Produced in 1935, Hollywood Extra Girl depicts the life of an extra and what it takes to move up the next rung of the ladder. It stars the iconic director Cecil B. DeMille whose brash dramatics fit perfectly within […]

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Lady Life Guards

1930's

Lady Life Guards

Lady Life Guards - 1930's

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is just a click away with our next short feature, Lady Life Guards, produced during the 1930’s.

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Birds of Prey

1930's

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

In this documentary from 1938, examined are the various types of owls, vultures and hawks that inhabit North America. With footage in the field that any Audubon Society member would admire, observe birds of prey in their natural habitat as they hunt for food and feed their young. Often nesting in high places like trees […]

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